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A summary of the facts and important issues precedes each case excerpt. The excerpts are followed by a critical note evaluating and explaining the relevance and importance of the judgment. The method employed by the authors in their selection of cases reflects a principled approach to the subject. All introductory and explanatory notes are in English and Afrikaans, and Afrikaans judgments are followed by an English translation.
This book will be of invaluable assistance in the study of the dynamic field of criminal procedure. It can be used as a companion to the Criminal Procedure Handbook twelfth ed by Joubert (editor) et al.
Elke uittreksel word voorafgegaan deur ‘n opsomming (in Engels en Afrikaans) van die feite en belangrike kwessies. Die uittreksels word gevolg deur ‘n kritiese aantekening (weereens in Engels en Afrikaans) waarin die belang van die uitspraak oorweeg en verduidelik word. Uitsprake in Afrikaans word gevolg deur ‘n Engelse vertaling. Die skrywers se keuse van uitsprake weerspieël ‘n beginselmatige benadering tot die onderwerp.
Die boek sal nuttig wees by die bestudering van die dinamiese gebied van die strafprosesreg. Dit kan saam met die Strafprosesreghandboek twaalfde uitgawe deur Joubert (redakteur) et al gebruik word.
Zimbabwe’s Constitution of 2013 provides for multi-level government at national, provincial and local level. This book explores the nature, evolution and future of this multi-level system of government against the background of international best practices.
Provincial and Local Government Reform in Zimbabwe: An analysis of the Law, Policy and Practice considers key questions about the multi-level system of government and shows how it radically differs from the old Lancaster House constitutional order.
The roles that provincial and local governments, as well as traditional leaders, fulfil in the new order are examined, the reforms needed to implement the system are outlined, and lessons to be learnt from other countries with multi-level governments are considered.
This book aims to aid the realisation of Zimbabwe’s constitutional goals of development, democracy and peace through effective multilevel governance and contributes to the international discourse on decentralisation and the role of subnational governments in Africa.
Building on the success of the first edition, the second edition of The Law of Arbitration: South African and International Arbitration sets out the South African common law, legislation and local and international case law applicable to each stage of the arbitration cycle, including the arbitration agreement, intervention by courts pending arbitration, the appointment of and challenges to the arbitrators, the pleadings and arbitration proceedings, and the arbitration award. A brief overview of alternative dispute resolution approaches is also provided as a contextual introduction.
The second edition now incorporates the new International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 and updates the references to local case law as well as international case law relating to the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law (MAL). Act 15 of 2017 cements South Africa’s position not only as a venue for international arbitration but also for the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, making this title indispensable for South African arbitrators wanting to gain experience in international arbitration.
The following appendices are incorporated in the second edition of The Law of Arbitration:
Business Transactions Law, now in its ninth edition, addresses fundamental questions about business transactions: When is a transaction recognised as binding at law? If a transaction is binding, what is its legal effect? Are there any circumstances in which a party is excused from carrying out his side of a transaction? What legal redress does a party have if his opposite number fails without excuse to do what he has promised in terms of the transaction? Apart from this redress, are there any other legal means available to a party to ensure that he receives what he has been promised by the other party? Finally, what is the position if a party, due to financial difficulties, is unable to carry out or complete his side of the transaction? The objective, as with previous editions, is to meet the needs of students and others taking their first steps in the complex field of business transactions law. The aim is also to cover a significant part of the syllabus recommended by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. New legislation and case law are included in the ninth edition. The chapters on Interpretation and Credit Agreements have been re-written and other chapters have been revised wherever necessary to reflect legislative changes or developments in the case law. The ninth edition of Business Transactions Law has approximately 200 new case summaries in total.
A proper understanding of the law of contract requires far more than the mere rote learning of principles extracted from cases. Contract law is a practical subject and students will understand it best by applying contractual principles to practical, life-like scenarios. Student's guide to the law of contract fosters such an approach. It is filled with examples, exercises and problem-setting questions that increase gradually in level of complexity. This will facilitate discussion in study groups and during lectures. Spaces for the completion of exercises and summaries of prescribed cases enable students to engage actively with the learning material in one basic source. Student's guide to the law of contract can be used by lecturers as a primary teaching tool for undergraduate students to improve their students' knowledge and understanding of basic contractual principles, develop their ability to reason and stimulate their interest in the subject. Likewise, students will find it useful as an aid additional to lectures and more advanced contract law textbooks.
Hoteliers, restaurateurs, licensees and catering managers will, in the course of their work, enter into many legal relationships with other parties whilst at the same time being required to adhere to all of the statutory laws that apply to their business. A sound knowledge of the law is therefore important to the professional owner or manager, as are knowledge of business management and the fundamental skills of the profession.
The field of forensic investigation has grown significantly in South Africa over the past few years. This growth in the field is mostly due to the fact that investigations are now also undertaken by private and corporate bodies, and by government institutions other than the South African Police Service. The field of investigation has moved from being the sole domain of the police to including other role-players. The latest developments in the forensic investigation discipline are a result of the fact that forensic investigation is a continually evolving science. The new democratic dispensation also requires that all investigations must be conducted within the ambit of the Constitution.
The authors of Forensic Investigation: Legislative Principles and Investigative Practice aim to meet the needs of this field by examining how forensic investigations should be conducted in South Africa, with reference to local legislative principles and scientific processes.
Forensic Investigation: Legislative Principles and Investigative Practice commences by covering aspects such as the constitutional basis for public and private policing, the investigation process, and the characteristics of a good investigator. The book highlights the basic concepts of investigation and then proceeds to examine more sophisticated specialised aspects, such as medico-legal evidence, DNA, and policing in a cyber-world. The work also features more recent developments in the field, such as analysing the behaviour of offenders and the choices they make during the commission of crimes. These aspects are dealt with in relation to forensic geography and offender profiling.
Forensic Investigation: Legislative Principles and Investigative Practice takes the reader from the scene of the incident (the crime scene) to the courtroom, and from investigation to prosecution – all essential components of the investigative process. The book explores the significant role and conduct of an investigator, seeking to ensure that current and future generations of investigators are aware of the challenges and changes in the investigation of crimes, incidents and transgressions, and are also familiar with the prosecution processes that follow. This book will undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable and essential tool for all investigators.
The purpose of this casebook is to provide an elementary reader of case law and materials for a first course in property law. The layout and structure of case reports and legislation are discussed and explained, and students are provided with practical hints and advice regarding the reading of cases and legislation. One case is reproduced in full and used as an example of how cases should be analysed and read. Other cases are reproduced selectively to allow students to develop and exercise their skills in the analysis and reading of cases. The 8th edition has been updated with new cases until July 2015. The inclusion of cases on constitutional law illustrates the interplay between the common law, constitutional law and legal reform. The Casebook should be used together with Van der Walt and Pienaar's Introduction to the Law of Property (7th edition) and Inleiding tot die Sakereg (7de uitgawe), but references to other textbooks have been included.
Legal language, or ‘legalese’ as it is sometimes called, is a language that many people find hard to understand. This is because some of the words and phrases that lawyers and other legal experts use do not form part of regular everyday communication. However, when these experts speak and write using unfamiliar language it is often because they have to: ‘ordinary’ language cannot properly or accurately describe the often complex concepts and issues involved.
This dictionary bridges the gap between the world of everyday language and the world of legal language. Users can access over 20 000 legal words, each of which is explained in plain English for the benefit of people without a legal background, as well as legal practitioners, law students and other members of the legal profession.
The dictionary deals with the areas of criminal law, criminal procedural law and law of evidence, and is aimed at familiarising users with the use of legal language in a number of settings, including the courtroom. A bilingual publication, this English–Afrikaans / Afrikaans–English dictionary also contains a useful list of Latin terms and phrases, together with explanatory notes, as a centre insert. Synonyms, homonyms and polysemes are identified and explained, and the dictionary provides guidance on the use of abbreviations and how to cross-reference lemmas (headwords).
Immigration Law in South Africa outlines the existing law applicable to foreigners as reflected in the Immigration Act, the Citizenship Act, the Domicile Act and the Extradition Act as at 31 July 2017. The book also draws attention to the policy shifts by the South African government in the White Paper on International Migration, the Border Management Act, and the Discussion Paper on the repositioning of the Department of Home Affairs within the security cluster. Immigration Law in South Africa comprises three parts. Part One contextualises migration at an international level and within South Africa. This part discusses the concept of migration in the context of South Africa and on the international stage and how the human rights perspective has developed the notion of migration in South Africa. Part Two examines South African immigration law specifically - whom the state allows to enter and leave, who is considered undesirable or prohibited, permanent residence, and the various types of short-term visas that are offered to foreigners. Part Three considers the penalties that South Africa can impose on foreigners who violate the immigration laws of South Africa: the deportation, detention and extradition laws relating to immigrants in South Africa are examined.
The law affects us all, and even your most basic day-to-day choices and actions have legal implications. Yet few people have much knowledge of the law or understand complicated legal terminology – and lawyers’ fees are beyond many people’s reach. This book will provide you with the necessary information on a wide range of legal issues that may impact on your daily life – at work, in the home, on the road, in the marketplace, and in the courtroom. Written by experts specifically for the layperson, the book’s everyday language is free of obscure legal jargon. It is easily understandable, informative and essential for each and every household in South Africa. What’s new in the 4th edition? This new edition includes new or expanded information on the law in a digital age, developments in property law, new procedures for DNA and other forensic samples, the law applying to sport, rights to education and protection from harassment as well as the protection of your personal information.
Written as a companion to Kleyn & Viljoen's Beginner's Guide for Law Students, this exciting new work takes students through the range of skills they will require throughout their studies and in practice. The material is presented in the same easy-to-use, fun and accessible manner that was used so successfully in the Beginner's Guide. Throughout, the authors use clear, simple language while never compromising on standards and accuracy. This book is available in English and Afrikaans versions.
This title explains the idea of urban fragmented property holding in South Africa, with reference to the different forms of urban fragmented property schemes introduced by legislation. Relevant case law and new legislative developments are discussed comprehensively to indicate how fragmented property schemes are governed and how disputes regarding use rights of individual sections and the common property of such schemes are solved.
Mastering Group Financial Statements Volume 2 is part of a two-volume set which provides accounting students and practitioners with an invaluable practical guide to the often complex world of group accounting.
Volume 2 is an essential resource for understanding the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to business combinations, investments in associates and joint arrangements, changes in ownership interests in investments, foreign operations and the group statement of cash flows.
The book gives detailed explanations and numerous practical worked examples, to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the IFRS principles and concepts underlying group accounting. It therefore serves as a roadmap for preparing group financial statements in varying scenarios.
Along with technical group accounting guidance, this text offers practical group accounting exam techniques, intended to minimise time students spend answering questions and maximise marks earned. The self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter, together with comprehensive online case study questions and solutions, allow students to test their understanding of the subject matter and sharpen exam technique.
Law Of Persons, now in its sixth edition, has become a standard text on the South African law of persons. The book was first published in 1995, just after the dawn of South Africa’s first democratic dispensation. The book constitutes a general and fully referenced source on the law of persons, and reflects the transformation of the law of persons in line with the values entrenched in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, with specific reference to the Bill of Rights.
First-year students will derive the most benefit from Law of Persons if the book is used in conjunction with the Law of Persons Sourcebook.
Beginnersgids Vir Regstudente is bedoel vir studente wat vir die eerste keer met die reg te doen kry.
Dit bied ’n breë, gebruikersvriendelike oorsig van die reg in eenvoudige taal, toegelig met voorbeelde en diagramme. Die klem val op praktiese vaardighede wat nodig is om regte te studeer, om die bronne van die reg te hanteer en om regsnavorsing te doen. ’n Kritiese benadering tot die reg word by studente aangekweek.
Hierdie uitgawe word vergesel van ’n CD-ROM wat bykomstige studiemateriaal en leiding aan studente verskaf.
Environmental Law and Local Government in South Africa is the first work of its kind to extensively analyse South African environmental law and policy for local government. This book meets an important need in the area of environmental management. This novel collection of theoretical scholarship and real-life examples presents different features of the interface between local government and environmental law. Each chapter is accessible yet detailed enough to be useful. In the scope of this comprehensive work, 32 authors collectively answer the question: What is the role of local government in moving South Africa towards a sustainable future, considering the dictates and scope of environmental law?
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